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Ibiza Years[ edit ] Escohotado in Ibiza, In , Ibiza offered traditional country houses casas payesas designed following ancestral techniques, without electricity or water, but very cheap. They were converted into quasi-monasteries, devoted to collective life and to orgiastic traditions. Although only a minority had vehicles, walking or hitchhiking was sufficient for getting around and this sustained an intense social life.

Experiences with visionary substances such as LSD, [6] led to his own metaphysical treatise. This work reviews the marital model illustrated by Mary and Joseph, in the light of the comparison with the relationships between Gilgamesh and Ishtar, Zeus and Hera, and Hercules and Deainira.

The book was reworked and issued as Whores and Spouses. This Criminal Code concept would later be replaceded by the case law doctrine of "provoked crime" delito provocado or "entrapment. This allowed him to work with no interruptions, only receiving mail and food through a portal in the door. A TV confrontation with the chief narcotics commissioner at the time garnered much attention.

This unleashed a slew of TV debates on drug prohibition. In April , two years after the appearance of the essay, the jurisprudence issued the first judgment of acquittal due to provoked crime delito provocado. Escohotado has continued to draw the attention to the legal status of euthanasia contempt of Divine Providence , and even more so about the crime of suicide assistance contempt of the medical authority.

General History of Drugs[ edit ] Escohotado produced a book that thoroughly documents the pharmacological enlightenment. This is because, practically, there is no psychoactive drug that has ever stopped being considered both a panacea and an infernal potion, depending on collateral factors in each case. Among those factors are xenophobia and political, economic, and theological interests. An abbreviated version was translated into many languages.

Chemically, there is no way to distinguish a person who is under the effects of drugs from one under the effects of yoga. Chemically, we are nothing but a set of reactions. The problem is that society tells you that, even if you are chemically the same, that one came in the good way and the other through the back door. The author examines each substance by variables such as minimum active dose, median lethal dose, tolerance factor, subjective and objective effects, synergies, antagonisms, and withdrawal symptoms.

Its goal is to make their use less and less toxic, and those who use them more aware of their inalienable freedom. This is the oldest human aspiration: to go deeper into responsibility and knowledge. This turned Escohotado into a media figure for a decade. Notwithstanding its title, it deals with the sociology of executive power. The book analyses the political class that emerged from the democratic transition, reflecting on the institutional horizons of parliamentary democracy and its alternative, direct democracy.

He describes terrorism as a feedback loop or vicious circle, in which the interests of the terrorist and the antiterrorists always coincide. He also provides an alternative virtuous circle by analysing when a group is able to claim the right of self-determination. He examines the Swiss model as well as centralism, federalism and confederation.

The texts gathered in Portrait of a Libertine outline a contemporary theory of health, suggesting that our nature inevitably merges being and thinking. The first and most extensive essay concerns the Victorian anonymous text My Secret Life. Years before, Escohotado translated and prefaced [21] a two-volume abbreviated edition of the twelve-volume set published around Escohotado discusses the many ways to experience carnal love, passions such as domination, lust or jealousy.

Dogmatic thinking works by reducing, abstracting or forgetting as necessary. Escohotado reframes history with a thread provided by the idea of profit as vileness and impurity, combined with the impact of economic anthropology on the history of institutions.

He shows to what extent the collapse of the Roman Empire is inseparable from its anti-trade spirit, as well as how the Dark Ages were in fact a golden age of evangelical criticisms of wealth.

Capable of effectively abolishing the buying and selling of lands, banishing traders, and short-circuiting other market exchanges, it culminated in a society where the market for goods and services was replaced by that of captives. In the meantime, the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation abandoned idealizing the poor and proposed that good Christians should be foresighted and prosperous.

Finally came the French Revolution, a battlefield for liberals and authoritarians, followed by the Conspiracy of the Equals and its leader Babeuf , the first professional communist. The first volume was published in and the second in They were well received on the Internet. The second volume specifies the dilemma between the messianic and democratic models of socialism. It begins with Lenin and discusses populist movements emerged in the 20th century in Latin America, and their reflection in 21st century Europe through political parties such as Syriza in Greece or Podemos in Spain.

Revised and broadened in several occasions, this book — available on-line — constitutes a considerably large text, although lightened of notes. The author plans to publish it, possibly under the name: The History of Occidental Thought. From Physis to Polis De physis a polis, , Anagrama. Reality and Substance Realidad y substancia, , Taurus. Online access to parts of the book cited by the author. Online at Google Books here. Online access to the Spanish book here. External Links.


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